Green Tea Noodle and Cucumber

I adapted this from a Nigella Lawson recipe from The New York Times. In New York City, you can get green tea noodles from Sunrise Mart for less than $5 for two bunches. You can use soba noodles as a substitute, you just won’t have that interesting green color. If you don’t have an Asian ...

Celery Granita

29. July 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
Sicilian granita is a semi-frozen dessert of sugar and water. You can substitute the celery from this recipe with almost anything that’s in season. I first tasted a homemade version of granita in Vermont when one of the boy’s professor served us a small snack flavored with raspberries he grew in his yard. He mentioned ...

Chilled Beet Soup

23. July 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
In the summer, the farmers’ market sells a lot of beets. It takes a while for them to get soft but this summer soup is worth all the time. Your beet will be smoother if you use a more powerful blender. I have to get married first in order to get one of those, so ...

Battered Eggplants and Zucchini with Skordalia

20. July 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
I picked up Modern Greek: 170 Contemporary Recipes from the Mediterranean and read about skordalia, or garlic sauce. The recipe suggested fried vegetables, like eggplant and zucchini, to serve and dip in it. I used bread as a thickener for the sauce but you can always use potatoes or even walnuts for a nuttier taste. ...

Zucchini Chicken Salad

18. July 2003 Chicken, Vegetables + Salads 0
My parents buy their groceries in bulk. I found a box of Perdue smoked chicken breasts in the fridge and they turned out to be the perfect salad ingredient. This recipe is also good with leftover roasted chicken. I had a zucchini in the fridge which I thinly sliced and then I tossed a small ...